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Healthy Kitchen Makeover Challenge Day 12: Take the extra time to trim the fat from meat before cooking it

By Kerri-Ann Jennings, September 21, 2011 - 9:42am

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Take a few minutes to skin your chicken or trim the fat from meat before cooking it. Animal fat can contain dioxins—chemicals that are stored in animal fat and have cancer-causing properties. More than 90% of your exposure to dioxins is through food, mostly meat, dairy, fish and shellfish.

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Kerri-Ann Jennings
Kerri-Ann Jennings is a registered dietitian with a master's degree in nutrition from Columbia University.

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